Did we expect starving Somalians to stand passively on their beaches, paddling in our nuclear waste, and watch us snatch their fish to eat in restaurants in London and Paris and Rome? We didn’t act on those crimes – but when some of the fishermen responded by disrupting the transit-corridor for 20 percent of the world’s oil supply, we begin to shriek about “evil.” If we really want to deal with piracy, we need to stop its root cause – our crimes – before we send in the gun-boats to root out Somalia’s criminals.
Taken from huffington posts’ “you are being lied about somali pirates” article.
No, this isn’t related to my favourite One Piece Pirate cartoon, but this is real. Its always good to know both sides of the story before we make any judgement eh?
Now (if you’d read the article already) would you agree in sending the US navy to go on a rampage to eradicate these ‘pirates’? Would you really?